Bluster Blus"ter, n. 1. Fitful noise and violence, as of a storm; violent winds; boisterousness. [1913 Webster]

To the winds they set Their corners, when with bluster to confound Sea, air, and shore. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Noisy and violent or threatening talk; noisy and boastful language. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Noise; boisterousness; tumult; turbulence; confusion; boasting; swaggering; bullying. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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